'Real Housewives' Tamra Barney removes implants after cancer scare
Published Apr 12 2012, 18:28 BST | By Catriona Wightman
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has revealed that she had her breast implants removed following a cancer scare.
The Real Housewives of Orange County
star explained that she was told last year that she had cervical cancer that needed to be removed.
Barney told Life & Style
that she was told the cancer was "bad" and "stage four", but that it was successfully removed.
However, she explained that the incident made her rethink her implants, saying: "I was freaked out that cancer would be behind the implants, so I took them out altogether... It's just one of those things where you're like, 'OK, you know what? I have to take control of my own body'."
Barney joked that her fiancé Eddie Judge likes her breasts "a lot better" now and revealed that she also has a "different outlook on life" now that she is in her 40s.
"You get a little more confident, giving up that part of you where you care too much what people think," she said. "It's the best thing I've ever done."
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